Published on February 25th, 2015 | by Jim Lee0
Virgin Atlantic (‘Little Red’)
Virgin Atlantic plans to lease out two pairs of daily London Heathrow slots while it awaits its new fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft. These slots pairs supporting Virgin’s Heathrow-Manchester flying are not needed by Virgin Atlantic now, but it plans to use them eventually as it expands. Nine of Little Red’s 12 slots were granted as a remedy to British Airways’ acquisition of bmi. These will need to be returned to British Airways. The remaining pair is to be used by Delta for a daily Heathrow-Philadelphia Boeing 757 service.